Last week, I spent my entire week in Belgium. I saw family and friends, went on a hike in the Belgian Ardennes, one at the Belgian coast and one in the village where I grew up, we bought and installed a wardrobe for my boyfriends’ bedroom so I can store my clothes properly (woohoow and this after 3.5 years!!), I went to the hairdresser and we made hot cross buns. Too much for one post, so let’s start with the beginning …
The hike in the Belgian Ardennes
Sunday. We started our week with a hike in the Belgian Ardennes. My boyfriend and I are very attracted by forests where you can hike without meeting other people, by rugged landscapes, by the wooded valleys, by the smell of moss or trees. When we feel the urge to escape the city, to sniff up nature and to hike through a forest where the only sounds you hear are the leaves rustling under your feet, then we drive to one of our favourite spots in the Ardennes: La Roche en Ardenne.
We’d planned a hike that would bring us upon a mountain, through some valleys, through a forest, through another one, over some fields and back.
As we were walking through forests, we saw a lot of trees
and we admired the vivid green moss and plants glittering in the sun.
We passed shadowy places with delicately ice-covered plants
who were resting just next to this beautiful and springy view
We came across some epic trees
saw water, reflections and more moss
arrived back in La Roche en Ardenne
and drove back, towards the horizon
This is the route we walked – +/- 15 km – (if you’d like to have the gpx, let me know …)